The Ultimate Guide to Moving Fragile Items

We all know that moving is a stressful task. The thought of packing up your entire house and then unloading it at the other side can be really overwhelming, especially if you have fragile items to pack. The last thing you need is for one of those expensive items to get damaged or, worse, broken while in transit! The following guide will provide tips on properly packing your delicate belongings with care so they arrive safely at their destination.


Glasses and glassware are a common casualty during moves. The best way to pack them is to put a dish towel or rag in the middle of your box, on top of which you place your glasses. These should be packed carefully and cushioned with paper towels wrapped around each glass before they are placed inside. The importance here is that all surfaces touching the glass must either have padding (such as rags) or not touch at all during transit. Glassware can also go into boxes padded with blankets or newspaper if it does not fit properly into the other packaging options mentioned above – make sure to seal up any gaps so little fingers don’t get cut! Keep smaller items together where possible because they will create less space for movement overall.

2. Artwork

We may not all have a Van Gogh on our wall, but the chances are that you have art you enjoy and treasure decorating your walls or sitting on tables. The last thing you want to do is move it! And shelves. The best way of doing so is to take off the frame and put the artwork in between two pieces of cardboard or thick paper (cardboard edges facing out) with packing tape on all four sides. Don’t forget about your smaller valuables as well. When moving, we often pack up items that don’t mean much financially but are still worth quite a bit emotionally: our children’s old toys and clothes, baby photos, keepsakes from loved ones who have passed away. The safest option for these sorts of objects is usually bubble wrap envelopes which can be sealed before taping shut with clear packing tapes.

3. Lamps

lamp shades should be boxed (flat side down) separately with packing paper to avoid crushing them. The lamp base should be wrapped with padding, placed in the box on top of this padding and surrounded by more packing paper.

Lastly, put your fragile items into a new box (or boxes) that can handle their weight without breaking! If you’re unsure what to do for certain objects or if they won’t fit in one large enough box, try looking up videos online, so you know exactly how it needs to be packed before deciding where best to send it off.

4. Packing gently and thoughtfully

Fragile items need more care than other furniture while packing, moving and unpacking at the destination, so please be very careful while packing such items. The first thing you should do is pack the fragile objects in a box, preferably one that’s appropriately sized and labelled with FRAGILE on each side of it. Make sure the object can fit inside without being squished or crushed – if there’s too much space, put some clothes around it for padding before taping closed.

5. Don’t Try Alone and Hire Professionals.

Moving home with important fragile items is not easy, so please do not try it alone and hire professionals like Royal Sydney Removals. The removalist company will take care of your fragile items and all other things you want to move. The staff is well trained and experienced in packing delicate furniture and organizing them for the new house, so there’s no need to worry about anything else. Because safety is first while unpacking at the destination, make sure that any edges or sharp corners are wrapped with some soft material like cloth before moving it from one place to another. This can prevent damage from occurring while transporting such objects around the house. The better way would be sticking a label on each box mentioning “DO NOT TOUCH” if someone needs these items, then they should get their own boxes that have been labelled properly beforehand.

6. Don’t over-pack and under pack boxes.

The last point we need to cover before wrapping things up here is that one of the most important aspects of moving fragile objects safely – aside from packing them properly for their journey – lies in how they are lifted by movers on-site when transporting these furniture pieces to their destination location. The reason is some boxes may have to be repacked, and it can take a while. The best thing you want to do with your packing materials like bubble wrap or tissue paper is stuffing the items in sparingly and then fill up the box so there’s no air space inside it, which will keep everything safe during transit. The staff should always lift heavy furniture diagonally using both hands around its middle section because doing this will prevent injury due to moving. Get a professional packing service from Royal Sydney Removals now.

7. Pillow top packing is an ideal option to pack fragile items.

Seal up the box containing fragile items from the surrounding, top, bottom and from everywhere. The best way to get the job done is by using packing tape and seal up one side of each end. Because it reduces the more delicate items from getting damaged, the staff should use this packing method for all those fragile pieces that are too tall to be placed in a box and wrap them up with bubble wrap or tissue paper before placing them inside the pillow top bag.

8. Best to be insured

You can try your absolute hardest and package your delicate item within an inch of its life, but eventually, there will be a point where the package is out of your control. The best way to protect your fragile items is by purchasing the necessary insurance policy for each of them. The cost and coverage vary depending on what you’re insuring, so be sure to do some research into which plan will work well with your valuables before finalizing anything. Royal Sydney Removals providing an insurance policy for the items which are moving from one to another place. So please call us on this 1800 491 466 number and get all the information for packing, moving, and insurance.